Munster Rugby New Coaches Intro | 2022/23

A brand new-look training workforce will lead Munster Rugby this season with Head Coach Graham Rowntree joined by means of Mike Prendergast, Andi Kyriacou and Denis Leamy.

New Attack Coach Prendergast joined from Racing 92, Forwards Coach Kyriacou used to be promoted from his position as Elite Player Development Officer and Defence Coach Leamy has returned from Leinster.

See profiles for the 3 new participants of the training workforce beneath. Scroll down to observe Graham Rowntree’s first interview as Munster Head Coach.

Mike Prendergast – Attack Coach

Mike Prendergast has joined Munster from Top 14 aspect Racing 92, the place he held the position of  Attack and Backs Coach since 2019.

Prendergast has a wealth of enjoy of training on the most sensible degree and along with Racing 92 he has held assistant training roles with Stade Francais, Oyannax Rugby and Grenoble FCG since making the transfer to France in 2013.

On finishing his skilled taking part in profession in 2009 the scrum-half persisted taking part in along with his membership Young Munster RFC whilst additionally progressing at the training entrance as he held Head Coach and Director of Rugby roles with the Limerick aspect.

On the provincial training entrance, he in the past labored intently with Academy Manager Ian Costello and Team Manager Niall O’Donovan when overseeing the backline for the Munster A’s that loved British and Irish Cup luck in 2012.

Andi Kyriacou – Forwards Coach

Andi Kyriacou has been promoted from his position as an Elite Player Development Officer with the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy, a place he held since April 2021.

From England, the previous hooker covered out for the province right through the 2006/07 season when on mortgage from Saracens and went directly to constitute Ulster and Cardiff Rugby prior to retiring from the pro recreation in 2013.

Over the decade he has held a large number of training roles within the spaces of the scrum, defence, talents, and forwards operating with Cardiff Rugby, Sale Sharks, Russia Rugby and Nottingham.

Andi Kyriacou prior to Munster's Champions Cup clash against Wasps in Coventry earlier this season.

Andi Kyriacou previous to Munster’s Champions Cup conflict towards Wasps in Coventry.

Denis Leamy – Defence Coach

Denis Leamy returned to Munster after a three-year spell at Leinster, the place he first held a task as an Elite Player Development Officer prior to transferring as much as the position of Contact Skills Coach in October 2021.

Following a vastly a success taking part in profession with Munster and Ireland Leamy’s training profession noticed him paintings with a number of facets around the province over seven years together with Young Munster RFC, Rockwell College, Clonmel RFC, Cashel RFC and Garryowen FC.

On the provincial entrance the Tipperary local additionally labored at quite a lot of phases with Munster’s age-grade gamers and the ‘A’ workforce prior to making the transfer to Leinster.

He joined the Ireland U20s workforce as Assistant Coach for the 2021 Six Nations marketing campaign.

New Defence Coach Denis Leamy.

New Defence Coach Denis Leamy.

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